Raindrop Technique or “Raindrop Therapy” was created by Dr. Gary Young in the 1980′s. Dr. Young used specific essential oils as part of his own natural therapy to recover from a serious logging accident. During his extensive research he studied the effect of using therapeutic essential oils for chronic back pain, scoliosis and other muscle problems. The Raindrop Technique uses Living Young essential oils, therapeutic essential oils that have antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. They support the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and immune systems of the body.
The Raindrop Technique is a gentle, non-invasive treatment. It incorporates Vita Flex, reflexology and light massage techniques. It provides balance to the energy centers of the body and assists them in opening and releasing.
The Purpose of Raindrop Technique is to stimulate every organ, muscle and bone of the body at a cellular level through therapeutic grade oils. RT also boosts the immune system, bringing the body into structural and electrical balance, and enables the release of toxins wherever they may be lodged, including in the mind and emotions. When performed in silence, the facilitator can serve as a better channel while the client internalizes and assists in the healing process. The objective is to awaken the receiver’s internal healing powers.
It is crucial for the client to drink plenty of water following a therapy session and avoid toxic fluids such as soda, coffee, or alcohol. Sometimes the detoxification process results in bodily soreness, headache, sinus drainage, coughing or a rash on the skin. While unpleasant, these symptoms are temporary and are merely an indication that the therapy is working. If this happens, double your water intake. The majority of Raindrop clients feel relaxed, energized and an increased sense of well-being.
The following are the essential oils used in Raindrop Technique:
Valor: A special blend from Young Living® that that is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Used to help cleanse the lymphatic system and detox the liver. Valor means courage and on the emotional level, this blend helps bring grounding, balance, confidence and helps elevate the mind.
Thyme: One of the most antiseptic essential oils, containing thymol, which has been used for centuries to fight infection, pathogens and fungi.
Oregano: A very powerful essential oil with similar historical use and properties as thyme. Current research shows effectiveness against E. coli, salmonella and other pathogens.
Wintergreen: Contains the same active ingredient (Methyl Salicylate) as birch oil. Wintergreen is well known and effective for muscle pain, relief of arthritis pain and is found in many topical ointments. Wintergreen is a vasodilator and is also beneficial for the respiratory system.
Cypress: One of the primary uses is to help strengthen blood capillaries and improve circulation.
Peppermint: One of the oldest remedies for digestive problems, used in many cultures. Peppermint oil has a powerful effect on and helps relax the smooth muscles of the digestive system. Peppermint is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-parasitic and antifungal. Peppermint oil has an analgesic (pain-reliving) effect on muscle tissue. It also stimulates mental alertness and is beneficial for the respiratory system.
Basil: Widely used for centuries in Asian and Indian medicine and highly regarded by European herbalists. Research shows its effectiveness against microorganisms.
Marjoram: Known as the “Herb of Happiness” in ancient times. Widely used in European medicine for arthritis, respiratory problems, fungal infections, muscle & nerve pain. Marjoram is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.
Aroma Siez: This special special blend from Young Living® is a complex of antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal essential oils used to bring relaxation to sore, tired, and aching muscles, and help relieve fatigue and stress.